Snow activities



Let’s enjoy Nature with snowshoeing !

Why not take a leisurely stroll through the vast nature of Nozawa Onsen in the clear air ?
You might be able to see scenery that you can’t see on the slopes or even encounter wild animals such as serows and rabbits !
Let’s put on snowshoes and step into this white world !

Snowshoe Course
Availability period
From late January to late March 2024
Snowshoeing AreaThe Virgin Beech Forest next to the Uenotaira slope
Rental AreaSalomon Station in Nagasaka Center House 3rd floor
Rental PriceAdult only・3 000¥ per day
includes snowshoe + poles + boots
Gondola ・Lift
available for boarding
Nagasaka GL ・Hikage GL・Uenotaira Four Chairlift
※You may not be able to enter the mountain depending on the amount of snow.
※The snowshoe area is a natural snowy mountain with uncompacted snow.
Please check the snowfall and weather forecast for the day before use and enjoy your trip safely.

※ To avoid collisions with skiers and snowboarders, the use of snowshoes on the slopes is prohibited. To access the snowshoe area, please walk along the side of the slope and be careful not to collide with other riders.
※ The snowshoe area is an unmanaged natural snow mountain zone. There are no guide signs or regulations dividing it. Before setting off, prepare your snow mountain equipment and understand that there are risks such as snow falling from standing trees, tree holes, and that accidents can occur.
※ A separate ticket is required to ride the gondola and chairlift. Going down with the gondola is free.

=> Course 1 : Ride the Nagasaka GL → Departure from Yamabiko Station → Take along the Ueotaira slope → Enter the Snowshoe Area → Arrive at Hikage → Ride back down the Hikage GL at the Uenotaira Station (Downhill)
☆recommended path

=> Course 2 : Ride the Hikage GL → Departure from Uenotaira Station → Take along the Ueotaira slope → Enter the Snowshoe Area → Arrive at Yamabiko → Ride back down the Nagasaka GL at the Uenotaira Station (Uphill)

Beech forest Mother Nature walk snowshoe Tour

Availability PeriodMid january to end of April
Minimum required participants2 Pers
Price8 000 ¥/pax
(Includes rental + lifts)
Schedule・10 AM : Gathering at 『Ikoi no Yakata』in Hikage Information Center
・10:15 AM : Departure
Hikage Gondola→Uenotaira Chairlift up to Yamabiko St

Stroll through the primeval beech forest towards Lake Sutaka
(Rest time + lunch time)

Hikage Gondola – Uenotaira St.

・2 PM approx : Arrival at Hikage Information Center
End of the Tour
※The Tour may be cancelled due to various conditions such as bad weather or bad snow condition
To bringDrinks, snacks, waterproof Jacket and pants (warm layers), waterproof gloves, sunglasses and or goggles, Beanie, snow boots (or waterproof hiking boots), sunscreen
EquipmentPoles・Snow Shoes (walk in deep snow)
Reservation & InquiriesReservation required 2 days BEFORE the desired day at the Ski School in Hikage Center or by phone at 0269-85-2623
Payment will be done on the day of the Tour at the reception desk

Online Booking/Inquiries

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